Falling Beautifully

When we fall.

We could only hope to fall with such grace.

And beauty.

Letchworth Falls New York

Falling hard-

We don’t do near as well.

If one of us starts to fall-

We move quickly.

Rarely quick enough to catch.

But if we stand still here

We can catch all that falls before us.

In splendor.

In awe.

Husband At The Falls

And wonder about the power.

Of individual drops

Turning into a torrent of strength.

Falling Wonders

Wanting that strength.

New York Falls Letchworth

For the times we fall.

Falling Gracefully With Power

Falling Gracefully With Power

I should hope to fall

To create

Something so spectacular.

With the power of my graceful decent.





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57 thoughts on “Falling Beautifully

  1. bikebrown says:

    When I fall there is no grace or beauty, just loud profane comments. I love this kind of fall much more.


  2. I really liked that… very interesting how you described all falling beautifully in front of you. Colleen, that … was … beautiful. GG/G :)))


  3. Mustang.Koji says:

    Beautiful words! I’m with Husband for the most part…


  4. Love the pics and the sentiment but I’m with your Hubby and Koji…lol


  5. cliff445 says:

    This is truly wonderful!


  6. wahmcat says:

    Great photos and you’re words make me want to be there! Unfortunately when I fall…it’s usually over a child. And then it’s loud laughter or crying that ensues…sometimes from me. Lol


  7. Goshdarnit…this is awesome, Colleen. You sure know how to turn a phrase.


  8. Beautiful photos in perfect sync with beautiful photos!


  9. “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.ā€ Chinese proverb.


  10. Beautiful words and photos, Colleen. I took a fall recently and have the bruises to prove it! I wasn’t very graceful. šŸ™‚


  11. Yaz says:

    I love waterfalls, Colleen, but more, I love how you see the metaphors of life in things.


    • They are gorgeous. I couldn’t get enough of them. And thank you. Oddly, I sometimes wonder myself how these metaphors come out of my fingertips!


    • They are gorgeous. I couldn’t get enough of them. And thank you. Oddly, I sometimes wonder myself how these metaphors come out of my fingertips!


      • Yaz says:

        They flow out of the source of life through your fingertips Colleen, because when you appreciate something deeply, you are connecting to something far greater. Then something deeper occurs within us, and the words form themselves. I’m always so happy when I read something that has come from that place.


        • Yaz I have to say that was a beautiful way to describe exactly what it feels like when I write. Not always, but often enough that I recognize it once it has happened. And it is like you say…the words do form themselves.


  12. msampson999 says:

    LOVE these photos!


  13. Oh wow!! I love how your mind works! No wonder I am so mesmerized with waterfalls! I never fall beautifully or gracefully….just often!


  14. FlaHam says:

    Colleen, when I fall from grace or thru physical act, I am generally filled with language spoken by true sailors. But to fall as you describe is a much grandeur more stimulating way and much more graceful. Thank you as always for your lovely words. Take care, Bill


  15. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Love the waterfall, and the suggestion to try falling with grace. Excellent, Colleen.

    Loved the comments too though šŸ™‚


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